Barnardo’s delighted as Landsec raises more than £100,000 to help vulnerable children in first year of charity partnership

Barnardo’s has received a fundraising boost after Landsec raised more than £100,000 for its services for vulnerable children in the first year of their charity partnership. During the year, Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, raised money for the children’s charity by launching the PiccadillyOn campaign, which counted down the days until the world-famous Piccadilly Lights were switched back on after nine months of darkness. The campaign invited members of the public to donate at least £2 to Barnardo’s to sponsor a unique colour chip which formed part…

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Rebekah Vardy toddles with the Teletubbies at Dudley Zoo to raise vital funds for thousands of vulnerable children

New Barnardo’s ambassador Rebekah Vardy joined forces with the Teletubbies at the Barnardo’s Big Toddle to raise money to support vulnerable children. Rebekah, of I’m a Celebrity fame, put her best foot forward with her daughter Sophia, three, Po from the Teletubbies and more than 100 under-fives and their families at the public launch of the Barnardo’s Big Toddle at Dudley Zoo. The Big Toddle sees thousands of under-fives and their families taking part in a short sponsored walk to raise money for Barnardo’s vital services. For the second consecutive…

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Barnardo’s calls for more help to get vulnerable young people leaving care into education, employment and training

Barnardo’s is calling for local authorities to find better ways to help vulnerable young people who have left care to secure an education, employment or training. As local authorities are starting work on publishing their new local offer of services for care leavers, Barnardo’s is calling on them to carefully consider what can be done to help them. Barnardo’s believes local authorities should commission improved quality services as part of their local offer for care leavers. This would include: advice on employment, training and skills a range of suitable accommodation…

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Plaistow pop superstar Mumzy Stranger delves into Barnardo’s rich east London archive

Chart-topping British Bangladeshi singer and producer is taking part in FastForADay campaign during Ramadan   Award-winning British Muslim pop superstar Mumzy Stranger took a dive into the Barnardo’s archive in his home neighbourhood of Plaistow as part of a Ramadan campaign to support the UK’s leading children’s charity. Mumzy, who has topped the UK Asian Charts and was named Asian Artist of the Year at the 2017 Urban Music Awards, wanted to find out more about Barnardo’s history in east London after joining #FastForADay, an influencer-driven campaign to raise awareness…

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Fashion influencer Mariah Idrissi visits Harrow Horizons mental health service

Muslim model, presenter and actress is taking part in FastForADay campaign to support Barnardo’s during Ramadan   British Muslim model Mariah Idrissi visited a Barnardo’s service in London on May 22 as part of a Ramadan campaign to support the UK’s leading children’s charity. Mariah, who rose to prominence in 2015 as the UK’s first Hijabi model through a high street fashion campaign, is taking part in #FastForADay, an influencer-driven campaign to raise awareness of Barnardo’s work in the British Muslim and wider BAME communities. She met the team at…

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